Thanks to advances in medical technology, orthopedic surgery is now much safer than ever before. The recovery process is much quicker and the risk of infection is much lower. However, this does not mean that the process is easy. According to James DeVellis, it is important that people are realistic about the process of recovery, that they follow the instructions given to them by their searching, and that they take prescription and over-the-counter medication as instructed. Allegations from local people that they recovered overnight from this type of surgery because they voluntarily took fox glove extract or other such natural products should be dismissed. Should any of those stories be true, then the scientific community would voluntarily come forward and break the news that such a remedy had been found. This, however, would be absolute misconduct as no such remedies are effective.
James DeVellis on Recovering from Orthopedic Surgery
Operating in Boston, DeVellis has seen numerous cases of orthopedic surgery and he has helped many patients recover quicker than ever before. His key recommendation is that people start to have physical therapy before they have the surgery at all. In fact, he believes this should start some six months before the procedure. People should be out there muscle tissue by going to the gym comma focusing on the body parts on which they will have surgery. By having strong muscles to support the area of which surgery has been had, and combining this with physical therapy following the procedure, a significant reduction in recovery time can be expected.
Secondly, people should start there post-operative physical therapy immediately after their surgery. As time goes by, they should gradually increase their workouts intensity. As soon as they come out of surgery, they should start to gently rotate the injured region. Because they will still be under the effect of anesthetic, this should be done in a pain free manner. Naturally, it should be conducted by a physical therapist so as not to cause greater injury. Doing so will significantly reduced stiffness and possibly also scarring.
Third, people should discuss their surgical options with their orthopedic surgeon and make sure they choose the option that is as minimally invasive as possible. The smaller the incision is, the lower the chance of having an infection and the quicker recovery will be completed. Minimally invasive surgery is also much less painful than open surgery. However, traditional surgery is often more affordable than arthroscopy.
Last but not least, orthopaedic patients should ensure they consume a nutritious diet but before and after surgery. They should go into surgery with a healthy body and come out of surgery focusing on their nutrition to speed up the process of healing. Protein is particularly important after the surgery as this is needed for the body to rebuild itself. Foods such as red meat, fish, and chicken is particularly good and people should also eat plenty of greens. Asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, and spinach have really high nutritional values.